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Muppets for Dorks

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Beauregard, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I am writting an article to go in the Online encyclopidia of everything. H2g2, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for which I am a researcher. I wondered if you guys could give me some comments on this starter intro to the Muppets.

    Let me know if I have missed someone or something important.


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    Muppet’s for Dorks

    The commoner’s view of the Muppets:

    “The Muppets are goggily eyed creatures made from foam, which once had a show on Television and there was a frog and a big and a really, really big thing.”

    The Muppet Fan’s view of the Muppets:

    The Muppet’s are complex puppets first created by Jim Henson and his wife Jane Henson. They started out with a little known show called Sam and Friends, they then did commercials and finally, with the financing of Lord Lew Grade, made The Muppet Show.

    The Muppet Show was a big hit having prime time on television. It was a comedy variety show with a frog as the host. The show usually went badly and downhill, with the audience booing every act off of the stage.

    Following the Muppet Show was three films released over a few years. The first was The Muppet Movie (believed to be sort of approximately how it all started), The Great Muppet Caper a film put on by the Muppets acting as themselves came next. Then there was The Muppets Take Manhattan a truly
    Moving film with such sad songs as “Saying Goodbye,” and “Together Again.” This movie also premiered the Muppet Babies TV series of cartoon Puppets.

    After these first films came Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppet Treasure Island, in which the Muppets were purely actors playing a role. After this there was Muppets From Space a film, which brought Pepe to the forefront of the Muppet limelight. Recently there has been Kermit’s Swamp Years, generally considered a flop, and It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas, a new Muppet take on It’s a Wonderful Life, including Whoopie Goldberg as God.

    The Muppet’s have had a traumatic time recently after being bought by a German company that then nearly went bankrupt. They have finally been bought back by Jim Henson’s family.

    The Muppet Cast

    So, who are the Muppets?

    Kermit the Frog is the sane Muppet of the bunch. He is a frog, naturally, and finds it hard being green. He understands failure and believes in believing in yourself. He finds that times fun when your having flies.

    Miss Piggy is a pig diva. She has a crush on Kermit (literally and metaphorically) and knows how to perform a karate chop. She worked her way up the cast of the Muppet Show and is now a truly big character (literally and metaphorically.)

    Fozzie Bear is a wana’be comedian who finds it hard to tell jokes that make people laugh. He has a dream of one day being funny. He has a hard time with hecklers.

    Gonzo the Great is a weird and wonderful whatever (who recently discovered that he is an alien.) He loves doing daring stunts and has never had any problem getting into a cannon for a human cannon ball act. He has a crush on all chickens and birds, and particularly Camilla the chicken.

    Bunsen and Beaker are two characters that are completely different apart from their unerring devotion to science. Bunsen, being the cleverer of the two, always experiments his scientific developments often Beaker who ends up in terrible circumstances most times, but while Bunsen fiddles, poor Beaker can only meep in return.

    The Electric Mayhem is the Muppet band composed of Dr Teeth, Animal, Janice, Floyd, Zoot and Lips. They are all devoted to the world of music and for all their hipness they are loved fer sure.

    Pepe the Prawn is a king prawn who has basically taken over the Muppets. First appearing on Muppet’s Tonight this sexy shrimp, sorry King Prawn has Ok’d himself to the Top ten Muppet lists. Of all the Muppet’s he worries most about keeping up appearances and hates being called a shrimp.

    Stadler and Waldorf are the hecklers in the balcony, loving nothing more than to bring down the show with boos and Fozzie off in tears. Stadler is the one with the longer head and Waldorf has a fater head.

    Scooter is the go-fer who will go for anything. He waltzed into the theatre one day and announced that his uncle owned it, therefore he was to be given a job, then every time he wanted something done he just had to bring it up again, and again…

    Rowlf the Dog was one of the very first Muppets in existence and is a mellow piano player who is so laid back he has almost fallen over. He is always there to give advice and takes things as they come without complaint. He was virtually retired for many years after the death of Jim Henson, but recently has returned somewhat.

    Sam the Eagle is the patriotic bird who likes things the American way. He is the only one who sees the Muppets as composed of only weirdoes.

    Others include Pops, Beauregard, Sweetums, Annie Sue Pig, Link Hogthrob, and many, many more from frogs to dog, to chickens to bears, to penguins to monsters with the Muppet’s things are never normal and craziness is constant, and so basically to conclude the Muppet’s are a bunch of weirdoes
  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Statler. Not Stadler. I'd copy and paste into a word program with spell-check. Otherwise, looks okay to me.
  3. Thijs

    Thijs Member

    A little bit to subjective, especcially the part about Pepe.
  4. Stulz

    Stulz Active Member

    Think you mean "Pig" ...a frog and a "Pig" and a really, really big thing.”[/
  5. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    Nice list-thingy Beau! I love reading things like that :D
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Thanks. And thanks guys. I'll change the Pepe section later. Actually, I NEVER know how to spell Statler, I always put Stadler, don't know why...Must change my ways...Shame on me...
  7. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Pepe the Prawn is a sexy shrimp, sorry, prawn who first appeared on Muppet’s Tonight and has since risen through the Muppet hall of Fame till he has reached the top ten lists. Many folks who never liked the Muppets like this cool prawn, and he is now one of the most sought after Muppets of all time. Go Pepe, ok?

    Is that better for Pepe?

    Count Von Beauregard
  8. Manda:-D

    Manda:-D New Member

    Me likee, Beau. Am very impressed. Good job!
  9. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    When I put it up on H2G2 I'll post a link.
  10. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter New Member

    You might want to mention briefly their stint on Jimmy Dean...

    "...they then did commercials, Rowlf the Dog became a regular on The Jimmy Dean Show, and finally,..."

    Something like that.

    Otherwise, wonderful job, Beau!
  11. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Thanks Scooter, that is a good idea, I think I'll mention that.
  12. rowf2755

    rowf2755 New Member

    I Agree With Fozzie. It Is Statler
  13. Effralyo

    Effralyo Active Member

    Whaaaaaa?????? The word s**y can be just mortal for the Muppets... (who, luckily, haven't any of those grossest human habits).. Gross! :grouchy:Throw it out I beg!
  14. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    That's a really great article you wrote, Beau. I liked all the character descriptions of the Muppets. :)

    You might also want to mention that the Muppets have now been bought by the Disney corporation. Just thought I'd mention that.

    Peace to you. :)

  15. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    This is good. It would make a cool book.
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oooh, now here's an old thread!!!

    Golly,I never finished it...and never psoted it at H2G2, how terrable of me...
  17. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Active Member

    Yes, you NEED to post it!! I love this! It's a really good way of describing the muppets!

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